DOST Caraga Staff attends Level II IT Training for RxBox

Two staffs from DOST Caraga participated in the Level II IT Training for the RxBox program on October 19-21, 2016 at the University of the Philippines Dilliman.

The training focused on equipping the Regional RxBox teams on handling the Trouble Ticketing System in order to address possible technical problems that the rural health workers will encounter once the RxBox units will be deployed in the field. Aside from providing technical support during the actual roll out of the RxBox units, the RxBox teams are also expected to lead the IT component of the trainings for the rural health workers.

The RxBox program is designed to provide better access to life-saving health care services in isolated and disadvantaged communities. It allows diagnosis of patients’ conditions within its health facilities. Each RxBox unit contains a blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, electrocardiogram, fetal heart monitor and a maternal tocometer.

In Caraga, 55 out of the 61 validated sites were qualified for the deployment of the RxBox. The RxBox units will be delivered once the field validation will be completed on November. The RxBox units is scheduled to be deployed to the qualified sites on the 2nd quarter of 2017.